Lynette Tan
Chief Executive, Singapore Space & Technology

Why do you invest your time & efforts in association work?

It’s interesting to be advancing space and making space the future and encouraging talent individuals to partake in space and frontier technology work.

What are the top three success factors of impactful association work?

  1. Being able to touch and influence lives
  2. Being able to catalyze change
  3. Infusing our vision into the community

What should we #ChooseToChallenge when it comes to association work?

We should challenge that associations have to take the cue from the industry. Good associations are able to work alongside the industry to create new opportunities for the industry and companies

Secondly, we should challenge the assumption that associations cannot attract talent as easily as industry. SSTL attracts the best and brightest!

How is the association sector dealing with diversity and inclusion? Has it changed?

Diversity in culture and religion is part of my national heritage. In recent years, more attention has been placed on including women.

My advice: sometimes, the process of change itself requires a different mindset than the endgame – once transformation is achieved. In order to make change happen, we have to be willing to adopt different strategies and take different paths at different stages of the evolution.